Entries from March 2016
March 28th, 2016
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Jenna Coleman returned to our screens – albeit briefly – last night (Sunday) as the first trailer for her next project was revealed.

In her first post-Doctor Who role, the Clara Oswald actress will take on the guise of Queen Victoria herself in ITV’s major new 8-part drama, to premiere later this year. Depicting the early life of Britain’s longest serving monarch, the series has been written by acclaimed novelist Daisy Goodwin and you can check out a taster of what’s in store in the player below. Are you looking forward to Jenna’s performance?

Jenna bowed out of the TARDIS last year and she later affirmed that “her time was up”.

March 27th, 2016
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We’d just like to wish all of our readers a very Happy Easter!

Whether you’re celebrating the day of Resurrection, tucking into your umpteenth chocolate egg or both, we hope you enjoy today’s (sugar)festivities and have a fun, safe and relaxing Bank Holiday weekend.

Oh, don’t forget to watch some Doctor Who along the way (it would be rude not to!), and be sure to enter our latest giveaway to win a copy of Series 9 on Blu-ray! You can also apply to be our Fan of the Month, if you fancy taking pride of place on WhovianNet. It’s fun for all faiths.

March 26th, 2016
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Series 9 of Doctor Who was released on DVD and Blu-ray earlier this month and we’re pleased to reveal that we’ve got four copies of it to give away!

Thanks to BBC Worldwide, four lucky WhovianNet visitors will each receive their own Blu-ray copy of the Twelfth Doctor’s third string of adventures, featuring 14 episodes – including the 2014 and 2015 Christmas Specials – and over 4 hours of bonus features.

For your chance to win, simply answer the question below.

The competition closes at 1pm GMT on Saturday 2nd April 2016Please ensure that the email address you provide is correct, as we’ll use it to contact you if you’re one of the lucky winners.Only one entry per email address will be counted as an entry, so there really is no point entering more than once (so please don’t), and we won’t share your information with any third party. Now that all the boring stuff is out of the way, good luck!

Sorry, but this competition is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered.

Thanks to BBC Worldwide.

March 26th, 2016
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Today – 26th March – is an important day in the Whovian calendar because it marks the anniversary of the show’s comeback back in 2005.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a decade since Chris Eccleston first burst on to the airwaves as the Ninth Doctor, but time really does fly when you’re having fun because, as of today, it’s officially been 11 whole years since the premiere of his debut adventure, Rose. The episode also introduced Billie Piper as his companion to form one of the most beloved on screen partnerships in TV history. Now, run for your life!

4015 days later, the world’s longest running sci-fi franchise is still as strong as ever. With filming on its tenth revived series due to start in May, let us take this moment to reflect on how it all began (well, in the 21st century, at least…) as we go back to the start (again, not the real start!) to remember how an ordinary teenage girl’s life was changed forever. With killer shop window dummies. And guess what? We wouldn’t have missed it for the world…

March 24th, 2016
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Christopher Eccleston was recently interviewed by a young Doctor Who fan about his role in the new BBC drama The A Word.

The Q&A was fronted by Gerard Groves, an autistic filmmaker, who credits the Ninth Doctor actor for inspiring his own creativity and self-confidence amidst the daily struggles of growing up with Asperger syndrome.

Chris portrays Maurice Scott in the 6-part drama, which airs on Tuesdays at 9pm on BBC One.

Thanks to BBC Raw.

March 24th, 2016
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Doctor Who has broken another Guiness World Record for bringing together the largest gathering of people dressed as the show’s characters.

The record-breaking event took place earlier this week at La Mole Comic-Con Internaciona in Mexico, where the Twelfth Doctor himself Peter Capaldi was on hand to witness the auspicious accomplishment. A grand total of 492 Doctor Who fans were in attendance, all dressed to impress as their favourite heroes, villains and variations thereupon from over 50 years of time and space.

“This afternoon, the World Cosplay record was both set and smashed,” Peter said. “It is no surprise to me that it was by the Latin American fans, who are renowned for their passion.”

Back in 2013, the series entered history books for becoming the largest ever simulcast of a TV drama for the global broadcast of The Day of the Doctor in over 94 countries.

March 20th, 2016
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Peter Capaldi has confirmed that the brand new Doctor Who companion has officially been cast and that he’s “excited” about finally welcoming them aboard the TARDIS.

With speculation regarding his incoming co-star ongoing, the Twelfth Doctor actor – who just last week affirmed that an announcement is imminent – told Brazilian website Omelete that fans will soon be let in on what is one of the best kept secrets in TV. “The new companion will be along any minute,” he said. “I know who they are and we’ve been doing a bit of work together already, so it’s all very exciting.”

He continued: “It’ss a very different take on it this time. Clara had prior knowledge of the Doctor. She was conceived as a human connected to his timeline, and so had access to the cosmic nature of the Doctor. She understood a little about who he was, and the TARDIS and the Daleks. But now we have someone new, who knows very little about the Doctor…”

New adventures. New companion. Same Doctor! Read the latest Series 10 news…

March 20th, 2016
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Please join us as we raise our glasses to wish Freema Agyeman a very happy 37th birthday today.

The actress, of course, played the Tenth Doctor’s unlucky in love companion Martha Jones in Series 3 and 4, with a short but sweet stint in Torchwood in between, before returning alongside her fellow Children of Time to bid David Tennant adieu in The End of Time, Part Two. More recently she’s been seen as Amanita in Netflix’s original Sense8 drama, and she is soon to be reunited with Eve Myles in the upcoming vampire thriller Eat Local.

We hope Freema enjoys her celebrations, and feel free to post your own birthday messages and well wishes for her in the comments. She’s Doctor Martha Jones, who the hell are you?

March 15th, 2016
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Things are considerably quiet on the Doctor Who front at the moment but here’s something that will help you to keep your withdrawal symptoms at bay. You can thank us later.

This month, it’s time to march (see what we did there?) forward to take pride of place on WhovianNet as our latest Fan of the Month. If you think you’ve got what it takes, head over to this here application form and fill in the questions we’ve provided. Original and unique entrees stand out, and the winner will be revealed on Monday 4th April 2016. Get writing, and good luck!

Fan of the Month has been running since June 2008 and currently features over 80 profiles.

March 15th, 2016
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Peter Capaldi recently discussed his future aboard the TARDIS beyond Series 10 by revealing that he’s “been asked to stay on” for Series 11 but is yet to sign the dotted line.

Ongoing rumours have claimed that the Twelfth Doctor will be bowing out of his role as the iconic Time Lord after his third string of adventures, to air in 2017, with the man himself also previously suggesting that he could be about to embark on his “final year”. However, he told Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 that his involvement in Chris Chibnall’s first series as showrunner is still to be decided.

He said: “It’s still a long time before I actually have to make that decision. Steven’s been wonderful, so I’ve loved working with him. Chris is fantastic too, but I don’t know where the show will go with him. I’ll have to make my mind up, but it’s difficult to say goodbye.”

Filming on Series 10 – to be Steven Moffat’s last as showrunner – will begin this May.

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